Blue Lunch is an eight-piece band that plays jump blues along with New Orleans R&B, Chicago blues, proto-rock & roll, and even pre-bop jazz. Blue Lunch features a three-piece horn section, upright bass, drums, keyboards, guitar, and harmonica, along with multiple singers and harmonies. In the entire contemporary blues scene, Blue Lunch stands alone with its unique sound.
Blue Lunch has received many accolades throughout the band’s 25 years of existence, including the 2001 Cleveland Free Times Swing Band of the Year, 2005 Free Times Jazz Band of the Year, and Cleveland Blues Society representative to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee in January 2010.
Blue Lunch has played the main stage of numerous festivals including the Pittsburgh Blues Festival, The Cowpie Blues Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest, and Blues ‘N March in Buffalo, N.Y. They even played the 2004 Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C.!
Blue Lunch has recorded five critically acclaimed albums including the 2009 release “Sideswiped.” Blue Lunch has served as an opening act for dozens of major blues acts and has been the backing band of choice for international artists Little Milton, Candye Kane, Robert Lockwood, Jr., “Sax” Gordon Beadle, Pinetop Perkins, and Michelle Willson.
DATE/TIME: 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012
LOCATION: Jazz Café
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